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Hair Extensions: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!

Master Hair Stylist Amoy Pitters, Owner of Amoy Couture Hair Says Extensions ‘Make the Cut’ this Season

Long, silky hair. Straight or wavy hair. Kinky, curly, bold, beautiful hair. If you weren’t born with it, or you want way more than you have now, hair extensions can help you pick up where Mother Nature left off. The “hot” trend in the hair and fashion industry continues to be hair extensions due to their versatility and immediate results. Celebrities like Eva Longoria, Beyonce and Jessica Simpson are known to drastically alter their hair styles and hues overnight.

“As more stars and celebrities begin to experiment with new hairstyles, hair weaves have become even more ubiquitous. Like hair coloring, a hair weave is a relatively easy and non-invasive way to change your appearance,” says Amoy Pitters, master hair stylist & owner of Manhattan based salon Amoy Couture Hair. Women have been using hair extensions (weaves) to enhance the natural beauty and uniqueness of their hair. Amoy continues, “Extensions have been long thought of as only for the rich and famous; however this is no longer the case. New technology and consumer education is driving cost down while at the same time, increasing the quality of products that are now available.” Obviously fashion models use hair extensions quite often, both personally and professionally. Amoy is one of the go- to stylists for fashion models.

According to Amoy, if you are considering adding extensions to your natural hair, it is very important to explore your options to understand the effects each technique will have on your hair and how natural it looks. For example, for shorter hair, it’s best to sew in extensions to attain an even flow of layers. For longer locks, Amoy would recommend fusion or micro link weaves to add fullness and texture. All of these options depend on the style each is going for and one’s budget. Additionally, it’s important to consider necessary precautions to minimize the risks of damaging your natural hair and scalp.

Pic: Kate Beckinsale (love her!)

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